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The Resource Uncle Sam can't count : a history of failed government investments, from beaver pelts to green energy, Burton W. Folsom Jr. and Anita Folsom

Uncle Sam can't count : a history of failed government investments, from beaver pelts to green energy, Burton W. Folsom Jr. and Anita Folsom

Label
Uncle Sam can't count : a history of failed government investments, from beaver pelts to green energy
Title
Uncle Sam can't count
Title remainder
a history of failed government investments, from beaver pelts to green energy
Statement of responsibility
Burton W. Folsom Jr. and Anita Folsom
Title variation
Uncle Sam can not count
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the days of George Washington through World War II to today, government investments have failed dismally. They not only drain the Treasury of cash but also impede economic growth, and they hurt the very companies they try to support. Why does federal aid seem to have a reverse Midas touch? Simply put, federal officials don't have the same abilities or incentives as entrepreneurs. In addition, federal control always produces political control of some kind. What is best for politicians is not often what works in the marketplace. Politicians want to win votes, and they can do so by giving targeted CEOs benefits while dispersing costs to others. Uncle Sam Can't Count is filled with examples of government failures and free market triumphs"--
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From publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Folsom, Burton W
Dewey number
338.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ241
LC item number
.F65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Folsom, Anita
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finance, Public
  • Public investments
  • Federal aid
  • Free enterprise
  • Financing, Government
  • Economic policy
  • Federal aid
  • Finance, Public
  • Free enterprise
  • Public investments
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Uncle Sam can't count : a history of failed government investments, from beaver pelts to green energy, Burton W. Folsom Jr. and Anita Folsom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beaver pelts, big government, and John Jacob Astor -- Vanderbilt goes upstream against the subsidies -- The boy governor endorses state subsidies -- James J. Hill vs. subsidized railroads -- Herbert Dow changed the world -- The Wright brothers conquer the air -- The D.C. subsidy machine -- Uncle Sam invents the energy crisis -- Uncle Sam heals the planet
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780062292698
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014453209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn850181058
  • (OCoLC)850181058
Label
Uncle Sam can't count : a history of failed government investments, from beaver pelts to green energy, Burton W. Folsom Jr. and Anita Folsom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beaver pelts, big government, and John Jacob Astor -- Vanderbilt goes upstream against the subsidies -- The boy governor endorses state subsidies -- James J. Hill vs. subsidized railroads -- Herbert Dow changed the world -- The Wright brothers conquer the air -- The D.C. subsidy machine -- Uncle Sam invents the energy crisis -- Uncle Sam heals the planet
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780062292698
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014453209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn850181058
  • (OCoLC)850181058

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